Elite athletes in training
School sports’ seasons won’t begin for another couple of months, but Newcastle athletes are hard at work preparing for that eventuality. For the second year running, Athletic Trainer Nicole Ackermann of the Regional Health Network, with the help of local coaches, is offering the Summer REP Program to any student preparing for sixth through 12th grade to help improve speed, agility and strength for the upcoming year.
The REP (Regional Elite Performance) program is designed by Kellan Anderson of Black Hills State University, a Regional Health employee, for all of the high schools in the area. Ackermann took the program and changed it up a bit to make it more specialized for the needs of Newcastle Athletes.